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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

The growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) will be a boon for the data center segment. Dell’Oro forecasts AI infrastructure spending will propel data center capex to grow 15 percent to $500 billion by 2027. One of the benefits of AI in the data center is driving efficiencies by automating operational processes in traditional enterprise data centers like server upgrades, scheduling, monitoring, maintenance, patching, updating, reporting, and application delivery capacity planning. Gartner estimates that by 2025, half of cloud data centers will deploy advanced robots with AI and machine learning (ML) capabilities, resulting in 30% higher operating efficiency.

This discussion will address AI's following opportunities and benefits in the data center and their effects on providers by addressing the following issues:

•    How cloud service providers and enterprises can optimize their infrastructure for AI 
•    Cloud service provider and enterprise spending trends on AI infrastructure 
•    The role of Tier 2/3 Cloud Service Providers
•    Near-term cloud and enterprise capex growth challenges
•    How AI and AI-powered data center operations use AI technologies and algorithms to automate and enhance management
•    How AI enables power outage predictions, lowers maintenance costs

Robb A. Jones Mark Seymour Patton Lochridge


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

AI video surveillance cameras in data centers work by using advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to enhance security and operational efficiency. These cameras are equipped with AI algorithms that can analyze video footage in real-time, detect anomalies, and identify potential threats.

Here's a general overview of how AI video surveillance cameras work in data centers:

-Data Collection: The AI-enabled cameras continuously collect video data, capturing images and footage from the data center environment. This data is crucial for the AI algorithms to analyze and make decisions.

-Image Recognition and Object Detection: AI algorithms are trained to recognize various objects and patterns within the video footage. This includes identifying people, vehicles, and other relevant objects within the data center. The AI system can also detect unusual or suspicious behavior, such as unauthorized access or tampering with equipment.

-Anomaly Detection: Through machine learning, the AI system can learn what is considered normal behavior in the data center environment. It can then detect any deviations from this norm, such as an unusual number of people in a specific area or a piece of equipment being moved.

-Real-time Alerts and Notifications: When the AI system detects an anomaly or a potential threat, it can send real-time alerts and notifications to security personnel. This enables a swift response to any security incidents.

-Facial Recognition and Access Control: Some AI video surveillance systems are equipped with facial recognition capabilities, allowing them to identify authorized personnel and control access to restricted areas within the data center.

-Data Storage and Analysis: Video footage and related data are stored and analyzed to identify trends and patterns over time. This helps data center operators improve security measures, optimize resource allocation, and enhance overall operational efficiency.

-Integration with Other Systems: AI video surveillance systems can be integrated with other security and operational systems within the data center, such as access control systems, intrusion detection systems, and environmental monitoring systems. This integration allows for a more comprehensive and coordinated approach to data center security and management.

In summary, AI video surveillance cameras work by collecting and analyzing video data in real-time, using AI algorithms to detect anomalies and potential threats, and integrating with other systems to provide a comprehensive security and operational management solution for data centers.

Allen DiGerolami Aaron M. Saks, MSIT

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

Regulations aimed at reducing the energy consumption of IT and promoting energy efficiency are here and Europe is leading the charge with the E.U.’s Energy Efficiency Directive and Fit for 55 with its goal of reducing E.U. emissions by 55% by 2030. In the US, under a pair of California laws signed in October 2023, many large US companies will be required to make broad-based climate-related disclosures starting as early as 2026. Organizations with a global footprint must comply, and we believe regulations will be extended into the greater United States with a recently passed SEC rule that may lead to a focus on IT energy consumption.

As the essential connection point between your IT infrastructure and the OT infrastructure supporting it, connected software is in a unique position to help answer sustainability questions. Schneider Electric has unveiled new model based, automated sustainability reporting features in EcoStruxure IT that are unlike anything available in the market. The new model offers customers a fast, intuitive, and simple-to-use reporting engine to help meet regulatory requirements. And it can scale from largest data center to the smallest server room, providing unprecedented visibility. 

In this webinar, we'll hear from Jon Gould, Director Business Development Software at Schneider Electric, and Satish Nookala, Director of Asset Product Management at CyrusOne, to learn more about how strategy and digitization with connected software and digital services are helping data centers meet their decarbonization goals.

We'll cover:
•    the new climate-related regulations and how they will affect data center operators in regards to energy efficiency & decarbonization efforts
•    the DCIM 3.0 evolution and how the wider data center software portfolio can support sustainability initiatives, and 
•    how CyrusOne is meeting their own sustainability goals, as well as meeting their customers' requirements, with digital solutions

Jon Gould Satish Nookala

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

For data center stakeholders being pulled along by increasingly gravitational AI/ML trends, the session will seek to recognize and categorize how the rising tide of liquid cooling technology methods and systems scales from the edge, to the plant, to the rack, to the cage, down the aisle, to the modular container, and into large-scale data hall environments.

The panel will provide guidance for navigating the value proposition of various LC technology deployments across data centers of all sizes, in futureproof preparation for the oncoming deluge of AI technology demand, particularly as it emanates from the enterprise and infrastructure sectors.

The session will also examine contemporary data center industry best practices with relation to LC technologies, as defined by a range of emerging trends in deploying direct to chip and immersion cooling system advancements.

Josh Claman Matthew Archibald Francesca Cain Patrick McGinn


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Optical-fiber networks are ubiquitous in data center networks including LANs and SANs as well as the interconnections between buildings. But while optical fiber is a constant, the physical construction and throughput capacity of fiber-optic cables and connecting hardware have evolved to meet the ever-more-demanding requirements of these data center networks. This roundtable discussion explores recent developments in this evolution, covering changes in cable constructions and fiber counts, connectivity hardware and methods, as well as termination best practices.

Joshua Seawell Charlene Roux Matthew Baldassano Jonathan Jew


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

Join us for a virtual tech talk event where we will discuss the vital role that key and asset management solutions play in enhancing the security of data centers. Learn how our key, equipment, and asset management solutions can help you maintain control over access to critical systems and assets within your facility, ultimately reducing the risk of insider threats. Discover how Traka can seamlessly integrate into your existing security infrastructure and simplify administration processes. Designed for all skill levels as Traka is easy to install and even easier to manage, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn more about protecting your organization's most valuable assets.

Dirk Welch

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

In an era where the boundaries between cyber and physical realms are increasingly blurring, the security of data centers has never been more critical. Recent trends underscore the alarming, increasing frequency of physical and cybersecurity incidents within data centers and emphasize the need for leaders to fortify their defenses. In this presentation, we will delve into the strategies needed for a unified defense to protect your data center inside and out. Topics covered include: latest cybersecurity trends and technologies, integrated security solution that protect the 5 critical physical security layers, the impact of digitalization on data center security and how to get started unifying your security solution at your data center.

Bernie Oegema David Stolerow Adam Chapman

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Find out why data center digital twins will become the go-to tool of future data center innovation to facilitate high-density deployments and energy efficiency.

Mark Fenton


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

In this engaging webinar, AFL will provide best practices for planning, deploying and commissioning the fiber infrastructure underpinning cutting-edge AI networks. These insights will illuminate critical aspects of data center infrastructure, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency.

David Tanis Manja Thessin, RCDD, RTPM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) has become an integral part of the fabric of facility operations. This session will examine how DCIM tools now have an even greater role in enabling operators to manage and optimize infrastructure.

Along with monitoring and measurement of critical resources, such as power of the utility, backup and renewable varieties, the panel will also discuss how DCIM has an increasingly strong role to play in sustainability/ESG tracking imperatives, as data centers hurtle headlong toward decarbonized and net zero operations.

The session will also consider how new DCIM tools are hitting the fiber “sweet spot” in traditional areas of network interconnection, and how the scalable rise of AI and modular edge implementations is also thickening the plot in the continuing story of the evolution of DCIM for hyperscale and colocation data centers. 

Sherman Ikemoto Craig Compiano Jad Jebara Katie Boeh


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

Generative AI has, in a very short space of time, disrupted the technical and social landscape like few other technologies we’ve seen in the past two decades. While the full implications of this new technology will still take a long to be fully understood and realized, organizations are already pivoting or preparing to meet the requirements of this new-generation of AI and Machine Learning tools.
In this deep-dive session, Gary Bernstein, Senior Director of Global DC Sales will provide much needed clarity to this subject, providing you with demonstrable examples of how to adapt your network architecture designs to best meet the requirements for training and inferencing requirements.

Join this session to learn more about:
- Market forecasts and technologies
- Impact to data center designs
- New higher bandwidth requirements
- Considerations around Ethernet and InfiniBand Networks

Gary Bernstein

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

This presentation provides updates on the controversial new IEC 61300-3-35 Edition 3 inspections standard. Come to hear what all the fuss is about. Additionally this presentation will take a look at various new VSFF connectors and provide guidance on how to test them. Finally, or initially, we will take a look at some of the new fiber connection speeds that are being developed.

Jim Davis

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

As the digital age progresses, data centers are grappling with unprecedented compute loads, leading to significant challenges in thermal management. The upcoming webinar traces the evolution of cooling technologies, from the lens of Chatsworth Products, the pioneers of thermal management, providing a retrospective journey looking back at the last two decades. This session will address the initial observations of rising compute loads and the consequential overheating of servers, setting the stage for contemporary cooling solutions.
A critical segment of our webinar will explore the scenarios where air cooling is complemented by liquid cooling solutions, particularly emphasizing the circumstances under which the thermal demands exceed thresholds—often measured in kilowatts per cabinet—where liquid cooling becomes essential to maintain operational efficiency and protect equipment integrity. The narrative will then transition to the pioneering realm of liquid cooling, where direct-to-chip technology presents a revolutionary approach to thermal management.
Join us for an enlightening session that promises to elucidate the past, present, and future of data center cooling technologies, and explore how innovations in liquid cooling are setting new benchmarks for efficiency and sustainability in the industry.

John Thompson